Friday, May 11, 2007

Eurovision 2007, Semifinals

Today, I’ll steer away from dark topics. It seems the rise of fascism in Parliament did not have such a profound effect on the Serbian economy as I was kept late at work by a foreign client. I did miss all but one lecture on the first day of the Belgrade Design Week conference, but I did somehow manage to get home for the Eurosong semifinals.
Marija was great. Not just because she’s… one of us, but the understated dramatics made this, in my view, one of the best performances in recent years. She and her sophisticated lesbian sisterhood were far better that any of the other semifinalists.
Some surprises in the pick for the finals, though. I’m glad the entranced Slovenian opera singer went through. I’m sorry my vote went to waste, as not too dramatic Drama Queen failed to reach the finals. The song was much better live. I also liked the Dutch and the Albanians, but none of them made it through.
Can’t wait for the finals! I really hoped Ukraine would win, but now that I saw Marija’s performance and I think we actually have a chance to win… It would be great to have the contest in Belgrade in 2008, even if I won’t be here to see it live. At least I hope I’ll be able to see the whole of the final night, and still get to the BDW closing party in time to get my picture taken with the “mystery” guest.

5 comments:

Viktor said...

Even without commenting on her looks, Marija is at best pretty average to me - the song and the voice, that is. I think the only thing (besides text-message-diaspora) that can help us is exactly this quasy lesbian act. Less clothes in the finals and more touching - better position.

Catherine said...

As a song, it's the kind of thing that used to win Eurovision ten or twelve years ago. It says something about the way the show's developed in the last few years that her act actually looks understated....

Katerina said...

I think it was a wise idea to change the act from clowns and ballerinas to what we saw last night. Good luck!

Merseymike said...

Well done Serbia

So she is....is she? Fantastic voice.

Marko said...

Katerina, I agree the change was very welcome, and as you see, Viktor, much of Europe disagrees with you on this.
Merseymike, it is my relatively informed opinion that... yes. But who knows?